Social Media Management for Journalism, PR, and Advertising

Quiz #3 on Information Graphics Reminder: Information Graphics (Blog Post #5) Due Tonight, April 2, by 11:59 p.m. How Social Media is Used by the Big Three Media Fields Social media is for you. The aspiring journalist, sports commentator, marketing executive, … Continue reading “Social Media Management for Journalism, PR, and Advertising”

WordPress Setup and Workshop

Industry Blogs First, it’s important to know that there are different types of blogs. Let’s visit these examples to see how people in our field are using blogs. Most major news organizations have journalist-authored blogs. For example, The New York … Continue reading “WordPress Setup and Workshop”

Basics of SEO & Google Analytics

SEO: Search Engine Optimization Before we get started: Search for your name again on several search engines. What happens? Do you see your website? If you don’t see your website yet, then perhaps the search engine spiders need more time … Continue reading “Basics of SEO & Google Analytics”

Internship: Student Writer for Division of Kinesiology and Health

The Division of Kinesiology and Health is looking for a student writer in for our newsletter. I believe this job will provide your students with an ideal opportunity to share expertise, practice the skills, and contribute to the public media … Continue reading “Internship: Student Writer for Division of Kinesiology and Health”

Internship: Graphic Design for UW Institutional Marketing

GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN/ASSISTANT Graphic design intern/assistant wanted as support for University of Wyoming Institutional Marketing. We are looking for a bright, motivated and creative individual who wants hands-on graphic design experience. Duties will include both web and print graphics. Must … Continue reading “Internship: Graphic Design for UW Institutional Marketing”

Job and Internship Fair

Fall Job & Internship Fairs: Business, Government, Non-Profit, Agriculture Monday, October 6 (STEM) Science Technology Engineering & Math Tuesday, October 7 100 employers will be on campus over two days seeking qualified students 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the … Continue reading “Job and Internship Fair”

Twitter and Social Media for Journalism, PR, and Advertising

Twitter and social media are for you. The aspiring journalist, sports commentator, marketing executive, advertising director, public relations manager. You can use Twitter and social media to help you create a presence and garner an audience. No doubt, social media … Continue reading “Twitter and Social Media for Journalism, PR, and Advertising”

WordPress Setup and Workshop

First, it’s important to know that there are different types of blogs. Let’s visit these examples to see how people in our field are using blogs. Most major news organizations have journalist-authored blogs. For example, The New York Times has … Continue reading “WordPress Setup and Workshop”

HSI, Day 9: Digital Media & Multitasking, HSI Photography Review, & Flickr

Class Discussion & Blog Post Today we’ll watch a clip from a Frontline documentary about the impacts and implications of digital media use. After the clip, please answer the following questions: To what extent do you multitask with media during … Continue reading “HSI, Day 9: Digital Media & Multitasking, HSI Photography Review, & Flickr”

COJO 3530, Classes 2 & 3: Multimedia & Blogging

Moving to Multimedia Journalism isn’t dying, it’s changing. It’s moving to multimedia. And you need to be on board or else get left behind. Here are some major points from Ch. 1. First, let’s define multimedia. In journalism and communication, … Continue reading “COJO 3530, Classes 2 & 3: Multimedia & Blogging”

COJO 4230, Classes 2 & 3: Showcase Your Work With a Portfolio Website

Why You’ll Thank Yourself for Knowing HTML & CSS (1) You can now showcase your own material and skills: If you’re headed for a media or communication career that involves new media and social media, it’s a great idea to … Continue reading “COJO 4230, Classes 2 & 3: Showcase Your Work With a Portfolio Website”

Design and Style for Portfolio Websites

Design Principles Emphasis Defined: Highlights the importance of the site’s content. Also relates to hierarchy. When creating a draft of your site, list all of the information that needs to appear on the page. Then, number the information by order … Continue reading “Design and Style for Portfolio Websites”

Technical Basics for Portfolio Websites

Domain Name Registration and Web Hosting You’ll be designing a website using HTML (hypertext markup language) and CSS (cascading style sheets) in Dreamweaver. Then, you’ll upload your files to a website host, who will store and provide the files for … Continue reading “Technical Basics for Portfolio Websites”

Brand Yourself With A Portfolio Website

Why You’ll Thank Yourself for Knowing HTML & CSS (1) You can now showcase your own material and skills: If you’re headed for a media or communication career that involves new media and social media, it’s a great idea to … Continue reading “Brand Yourself With A Portfolio Website”

Wyoming Press Association Workshops

I’m excited and honored to present two new-media related workshops to the Wyoming Press Association. I’ve created a PowerPoint presentation for each workshop. Please download the slides and follow along. Tech for Web Reporting Gathering and Promoting News (and Yourself) … Continue reading “Wyoming Press Association Workshops”

COJO 4230: Advanced New Media

Students of journalism need to diversify their skills. You’ve already taken COJO 3530 Online Journalism, which built your skills in photography, audio reporting, photo/audio slideshows, and beginning web design and reporting. This class expands upon those skills by giving you … Continue reading “COJO 4230: Advanced New Media”

Citizen Journalism, Hyperlocal News, and Narrowcasting

As a journalist, it’s up to you to constantly keep updated on understanding how your audience gets their news. How does your community learn about events, local politics, crime, traffic, cultural activities, etc.? A recent study by Pew Research Center’s … Continue reading “Citizen Journalism, Hyperlocal News, and Narrowcasting”

Work for the Branding Iron

Real-world media experience is essential for anyone interested in a career in journalism, public relations, advertising, or marketing. The Branding Iron is a great venue to begin your experience. I highly encourage any students interested in media careers to learn … Continue reading “Work for the Branding Iron”

Tweeting (Microblogging) for Journalism and Communication

Twitter and Facebook are not only for self-absorbed celebrities. Twitter and Facebook are not only for social-butterfly teenagers. Twitter and Facebook are not only for teaching-absorbed professors communicating with their students (like me). Twitter and Facebook are for you. The … Continue reading “Tweeting (Microblogging) for Journalism and Communication”